Growing plants emersed

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    Hi everyone, will aquarium plants grown emersed grow with sun or artificial lighting and do I need topsoil to grow it

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    Normal organic soil mixed with a little river sand. normal sun light is fine but not for too long you might fry your plants early morning sun works great for me.
     
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    Not all aquarium plants will grow emersed - think elodea, hornwort, vallis, blyxa, cabomba, aponogeton as examples, but 90% of the rest are actually plants that have adapted to grow submersed. The commercial growers do a great job of growing aquatic plants and then selling us plants what they grow like one would any other garden plant, some do transformation to submersed but what we get in the shops mostly could have been grown for your garden.
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    http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plantfinder/index.php

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    So I can't leave my plants out for 12 hours a day

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    Could I use a daro flo glo light for emersed plants

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    12 hours no way to much light. most people want to push hour and hours of lighting on to immersed setups only a few hours will work remember your lights now don't need to penetrate thru water so for immersed plants less is more. cfl 6500k daylight works just fine.
     
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    So 12 hours is too much light, flo glo daro light is ok or not?

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    From what I've read lately I think 8 hours is good, I'm not positive and this reply isn't from experience, but I am interested and am looking to set up my own emerged grow sometime this week.

    Brings me to my question, can I use one 30" LED strip if I'm only placing it on top of the plastic emersed container lid, or on top of plexiglass?
    I don't think I have to worry about PAR


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    get yourself some LED globes 6500k they work great just changed my CFL'S to LED's and getting way better growth.
     
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    Hey Ferdie

    Old post, I know.
    I have a while emersed set up in a grow tent.
    I leave my lights on for hours!
    I think too much.
    How many hours a day would you suggest I keep my lights on for?
    I have LED grow lights.

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    6-8 hours will work just great.
     
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    Hi Paul.
    Thanks for your message.
    Yea I know this, I've been growing emmersed for some time now, just not sure if I'm using too much light. Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

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    I have a 1.2 for growing emmersed plants i have 4 10w LED floods and one T8 LED grow light works great.
     
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    I have 1 x 72watt 1.5meter LED and 4 x 20w 41cm LED's.
    Red and blue only.
    This is in a grow tent with reflective sheets inside.
    Plants are in transparent "Tupperware" containers.
    I spray every day or so.
    How long should i be keeping the lights on for?
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